- VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) Manager installation does not accept a valid license
- During VSA Manager installation, the wizard does not accept a valid license
- You see message:The license of this vCenter Server instance has either expired or does not include the vSphere Storage Appliance feature. Provide a valid license key to continue with the installation.
- This issue occurs when you install VSA Manager as a domain administrator.
VSA 1.0 needs to be installed as a local administrator, as opposed to domain administrator.
To install VSA as a local administrator:
- In Windows on vCenter Server, go to Add/Remove programs and remove VSA Manager.
- Log off as the current user.
- Log in as local administrator.
- Install VSA Manager.
If you do not know or cannot use the local administrator account, use this workaround after uninstalling VSA Manager:
- Launch vSphere Client and connect to vCenter Server as the Administrator or using an account that has local administrator account rights.
- Click Home.
- Click Hosts and clusters.
- Click the vCenter Server root level and then click the Permissions tab.
- Right-click on an empty area in the right pane and click Add Permission.
- Click Add.
- Add the user account using which you want to install VSA manager and give the user Administrator privileges in vCenter Server.
- Close the vSphere client session.
- Install VSA.
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